GTA04 : which new life for GTA02 motheboards ?

2010-11-22 Thread Thomas HOCEDEZ
Hi,

The idea to upgrade Gta02 with a GTA04 motherboard is excellent*, my 
question (kind of a poll), is what will we do with our old motherboards 
?. As it is a little terminal, it can be used for a lot of 
stuff/projects, and I'd like to know if you have ideas ?

Thanks

Asthro / Openmoko-fr.org


*except for the one who had not this phone.


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Re: GTA04 : which new life for GTA02 motheboards ?

2010-11-22 Thread matteo sanvy
You could make a little and low-power server wtih it, or a gps antenna for
the netbook/notebook, or, also, you could make a combo with arduino using
her antennas and accelerometers for some projects...
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Re: GTA04 : which new life for GTA02 motheboards ?

2010-11-22 Thread Thomas HOCEDEZ
On 22/11/2010 15:22, matteo sanvy wrote:
 You could make a little and low-power server wtih it, or a gps antenna 
 for the netbook/notebook, or, also, you could make a combo with 
 arduino using her antennas and accelerometers for some projects...

I thought GTA04 use the old GPS... isnt it ?

The idea of the server is nice, (mine is a netbook motherboard nailed on 
the wall!), but i have to add a ethernet dongle...Ho , I can make a 
fully wireless server (no network wire, no power wire !) ;-)

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Re: GTA04 : which new life for GTA02 motheboards ?

2010-11-22 Thread matteo sanvy
i don't know about GTA04 GPS system, i'm not well informed about it.

(mine is a netbook motherboard nailed on
the wall!)
epic win :P

however, ethernet over usb is not a great idea: if you don't find an adapter
with external power, your battery will hardly resist for more than an hour
xD on the other hand, if you use wireless you can plug the AC adapter on the
usb port.
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Re: GTA04 : which new life for GTA02 motheboards ?

2010-11-22 Thread Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller

Am 22.11.2010 um 17:09 schrieb Thomas HOCEDEZ:

 On 22/11/2010 15:22, matteo sanvy wrote:
 You could make a little and low-power server wtih it, or a gps antenna 
 for the netbook/notebook, or, also, you could make a combo with 
 arduino using her antennas and accelerometers for some projects...
 
 I thought GTA04 use the old GPS... isnt it ?

It resuses the GPS antenna module. But you can still connect an
external GPS antenna (@ca. 5 EUR - must have MMCX cable and 3V/15mA).

The bare board has:
* CPU, RAM, Flash, SD card
* GPS
* USB
* WLAN, Bluetooth
* headset jack
* accelerometer

Most likely you will reuse the display...

GSM/GPRS should simply stay disabled since you don't have an antenna
connection. But you could even add some through the antenna
connector/switch.

The GTA02 module runs without battery if powered through USB.
Running it with a battery is a little complex since the batters spring
contacts push away the battery which is only hold by the plastic parts.

 The idea of the server is nice, (mine is a netbook motherboard nailed on 
 the wall!), but i have to add a ethernet dongle...Ho , I can make a 
 fully wireless server (no network wire, no power wire !) ;-)

Some more that come immeditately to my mind:
* GSM network monitor
* WLAN based server (harddisk on Y-cable on USB port)
* GPS tracker that can be read through WLAN
* wireless bluetooth headset adapter
* WLAN/VOIP headset adapter
* shaking gesture based wireless keyboard/mouse

Hope this helps to find even more ideas!


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